State stories on Illinois
President Joe Biden’s administration said it plans to end the emergency declarations on May 11, and Illinois will no longer be under a disaster proclamation as of the same date, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday.
Nearly 40 residents spoke Tuesday at the McHenry County Law and Government Committee meeting about a resolution denouncing the new gun ban in Illinois
Sustained higher-than-predicted state tax revenues have in recent months given Illinois lawmakers a level of budgeting flexibility that is, at least in modern times, without precedent in a state with a reputation for perilous finances
A temporary restraining order will remain in place blocking enforcement of Illinois’ new ban on high-powered semi-automatic weapons for a group of plaintiffs who filed suit earlier this week in Effingham County following a ruling from the Fifth District Appellate Court in Mt. Ver
A weekend shooting in which three women were killed at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was a targeted attack, the city’s police chief said Tuesday as investigators continued to search for suspects.
The Illinois State Board of Education announced Tuesday that Elgin-based School District U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders will become the next state superintendent of education.
A Bolingbrook woman was among three women authorities identified who were killed in a weekend shooting at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood. Police continued to search for suspects.
A law recently signed by Gov. JB Pritzker will extend the deadline for the state to transfer criminal defendants deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial from jail to a mental hospital.
A central Illinois man was charged with setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic earlier this month, federal law enforcement said.
Temperatures abate impact of 3-inch snowfall
Illinois’ two-week-old gun ban outlaws “ubiquitous” firearms in “radical” defiance of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, a federal lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association claims.
For newly sworn-in Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, customer service is the central mission as he assumes the state’s second-largest constitutional office, replacing the man who had held it for nearly a quarter century.
Increase reflects board’s strategic plan from 2021 that calls for MAP funding to reach $1 billion in 10 years.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office confirmed Monday that it had filed a petition in the 5th District Appellate Court in southern Illinois asking the court to vacate the temporary restraining order against the state's recently-passed gun ban.
Northern Illinois Food Bank launched a new new mobile-friendly map aimed at helping those experiencing food insecurity connect with food resources in their community and surrounding areas.